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Monstrous Races: Half-Vampire/Dhampyr & Ghost

Thumbnail art by Gunship Revolution Halloween is just around the corner! If you are anything like me, then that means it’s time for some Horror one-shot game with your friends. Time to create some story or get one in DMs ...
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Developing a Language for Your Game

(Author’s note: The idea for this article came about when I was talking with some people on a social media site. I hope you enjoy  it!) Tabletop RPGs are filled with races and many times their languages fall into one ...
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The Single Race Campaign P1

When a DM starts a new game with a single race available, you might think that that severely limits your choices. But does it truly? In some senses, yes it’s true. Yet in others, this is not necessarily so. A ...
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Additional Human Variants

For… almost as long as I’ve been writing Harbinger of Doom, I’ve been talking on and off about how we talk about humans and, as a result, non-humans in fantasy roleplaying, especially D&D. That linked post is very dated at ...
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Avians – Racial Option for 5e

I came up with the avians race when we were looking at racial options to put into the Seas of Vodari book (fully funded on Kickstarter). While it looks like we’re going with other racial options in the book, I ...
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UA: Races of Ravnica Breakdown

Like a lot of people, my money was on this month’s UA being the Artificer, but I guess that’s coming in September. Instead, we get four new races from the upcoming Ravnica setting. I’m excited about Ravnica overall, for virtue ...
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A look at character attributes and race

Part 1: Disabilities In most games in order to create a character you need to possess certain levels of various character attributes. But instead of saying that “due to X race (or monster) not having an attribute level of Y, ...
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Living Clay People

I play a lot of fantasy 4X games. This shouldn’t surprise you; I wrote an egregiously long series on domain management games! Well, okay, there are wildly more games in the genre than anyone could play, and I don’t have ...
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Breakdown

As you probably know, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes doesn’t go all that deep on player-side mechanics, just a few races and subraces, but that makes it ideal for this week’s article. If I have extra writing time, I may touch ...
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UA: Centaur and Minotaur Breakdown

For this month’s Unearthed Arcana, we have two new races, the centaur and the minotaur. As the document notes, this is their second run at the minotaur. The first was in the mist-shrouded reaches of 2015, when they also gave ...